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Insect for ID, please

Observed: 27th June 2012 By: bpundyke
Insect for ID
Insect for ID

Unusual (to me, I'm a botanist)insect observed at Whiteabbey sea front.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Horntail Wasp (Urocerus gigas) interacts


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Although known as the Horntail Wasp (or sometimes Wood Wasp) this is actually only distantly related to the true wasps, and is really a sawfly. Its larvae develop inside the wood of conifer trees.

Entomologist and biological recorder